Kubota Corporation is a manufacturer of tractors and heavy equipment. Kubota deployed work measurement software OTRS10 to increase the speed of their process analysis and kaizen improvement activities. Through video-based analysis using work measurement software, Kubota was also able to effectively transfer skills and know-how from retiring veteran workers.
OTRS is video-based time study software designed to help you achieve labor and cost reductions within your operations. The latest version of this work measurement software, OTRS10, leverages Japanese industrial engineering and lean manufacturing principles to help your company achieve world-class performance.
OTRS is available as the PC-based OTRS10 software and as iPhone and iPad app Mobile OTRS.
OTRS is considered the gold standard in time and motion study software and is trusted by the biggest names in Japanese industry. The software is currently used by over 6000 customers globally including 87% of Japan’s vehicle makers. Now available in English, Japanese and Chinese as standard, and easily configurable to any language through the preparation of a language file, OTRS is rapidly being adopted by a growing user base globally. The latest version, OTRS10, has been developed in collaboration with Toyota Motor Corporation to support the Toyota Production System. The software is used by world-leading brands such as Honda, Mitsubishi, Toyota Boshoku, NSK, Sony and Panasonic to support their lean manufacturing and kaizen programs.
Time Study Software to help you improve your production site
OTRS is designed to increase the efficiency of your continuous improvement program through performing time and motion analysis directly on site. This easy to use yet powerful software supports you in creating, analyzing and improving standardized work and line balancing your processes.
Using OTRS10 Time Study Software for Process Analysis
OTRS10 makes motion analysis easy. Simply video an operation, import into OTRS, and use the intuitive graphical user interface to quickly identify the work steps and associated times within the process.
This data can then be used to:
- Identify and simulate improved processes
- Perform line balancing
- Generate beautiful standard work combination sheets
- Export PDF, PowerPoint and subtitled video manuals
OTRS10 time study software significantly reduces the time required to perform motion analysis and create standard work charts, saving your company time and money – and achieving a far superior result to manual or spreadsheet-based approaches.
Eliminate Waste and Standardize Processes
- Use simple work measurement software operations to simulate the elimination of wasteful motion
- Use the frame-by-frame analysis feature to break down movements into segments for accurate analysis
Create Video Manuals and Prepare Various Documentation
- Automatically create video manuals from analysis results
- Easily output work procedures, standardized work combination tables, operation balancing charts, and more
Train Staff and Transfer Technical Skills using OTRS10 Time Study Software
- Effectively educate staff and transfer skills using the video comparison playback feature
- Make it easy for junior members to rapidly absorb training information
OTRS10 Time Study Software Features Include…
Time and Motion Analysis
Easy operation via an intuitive graphical user interface.
Standard Work Manual Creation
Easily create video manuals to visually communicate techniques that are difficult to explain in words. Manuals can also be exported in presentation format and video format.
Process Improvement Tool
Quickly combine motion analysis results and create accurate simulations.
Automatically generate standard work combination sheet (standardized work combination table).
Multi-Axial Analysis Function [OTRS10 Model 501 only]
Multi-axial analysis functionality allows for Therblig analysis and multiple-activity analysis. This functionality allows for multi activity analysis that distinguishes between human-to-human and human-to-machine operations. This leads to the shortening of cycle times and reduction of necessary personnel.
A second use case for this functionality is through two-hand activity analysis. Through detailed analysis of each activity, wasteful movements are eliminated, establishing an economical arrangement of motions with low fatigue output.
New! | iPhone and iPad app | Mobile OTRS
Complementing the PC-based OTRS10, Mobile OTRS has been released in 2022 to allow a faster and easier time study process at the shop floor. All video capture and analysis can now be performed directly within your mobile device, saving time and allowing for more efficient process improvement activities.
Mobile OTRS can be used as a stand-alone tool, but also integrates closely with OTRS10, allowing for sharing of data and analysis results.
OTRS10 Case Studies
Learn more about OTRS10 Time Study Software…
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OS: Windows 10 Pro/ 8.1 Pro / 7 Pro (SP1 or later)
CPU: Intel Core i5 series 2nd generation or later 2.6 GHz
Memory: 4GB or more
Display: 1024 x 768 dots (XGA) or higher
MPEG1, MPEG2, AVI (Motion JPEG), MOV, MP4, AVCHD, WMV
*Dolby audio playback non-compliant
*WMV is usable only with video output from OTRS10.
Japanese, English and Chinese are available by default. We have created the languages files for Spanish, German and Turkish. Any other language can be added through the translation of an language file.
M501 = M401 + multiaxial analysis mode -> allow you to make multiple analyses with just one video shoot. For instance, analyze both hands separately or two operators participating in the same process (taken within the same video shoot)
You own the license for a indefinite period of time.
USB License: It is through the use of a physical USB HASP security key, allowing you to install the software on multiple machines and share the licence(s) around through use of the USB key(s). You can only concurrently run one instance of the software per licence key (the PC with the USB key attached). Physical shipment of the software is required in this case and is shipped from Tokyo (delivery cost included in price).
Network License: It removes the need for a physical security key, instead requiring activation of the software licence via an internet connection. This is convenient for sharing licences between staff located at a distance to each other. Physical shipment of the software is not required in this case.
The cost of OTRS10 for both above types of licenses is the same.
Temporary Licenses – Subscription
You own the license for a year (renewable). Applies to Models 301, 401 and 501.
Contact us for more information.
Buying a permanent license, either USB or Network, you will need to cover the Maintenance Support Package.
Annual Maintenance Support Package fee is included for free in the first year and is optional from the second year of ownership onwards in the case of using USB HASP key licencing. Maintenance Support Package is mandatory from the second year of ownership onwards for Network licencing.
The maintenance support package allows you to upgrade the software to the newest release on an ongoing basis, access to examples, case studies and also includes support from us.
Buying a subscription license, Maintenance Support Package is included in the price.